Jamie Dornan confirmed as Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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According to Variety, the 31-year-old British actor has been designated to portray Christian Grey in the adaptation of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey,” confirming casting rumors that have made the rounds on the web.

For the role of Anastasia Steele, Dakota Johnson, 24, has been chosen. She has starred in Need for Speed, The Social Network and 21 Jump Street.

The film is set for release on Aug 1, 2014, and will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Currently, Dornan plays in the British series “The Fall.”